Hollywood star Edward James Olmos joins FedCon 27 and enriches the Battlestar Galactica guest list with a legendary protagonist of the popular SF series: Commander/Admiral William “Bill” Adama.
Before Olmos devoted himself to film and television, he decided to start his career as a rock singer at the age of 13. In the 1960s and 1970s, the Los Angeles-born actor of Mexican descent had a remarkable success at appearances in clubs on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. He received the Tony Award in 1978 for his leading role in the Broadway play Zoot Suit. A friend then advised him to switch to acting.
His best-known roles include Gaff in the cult film Blade Runner with Harrison Ford and Lt. Castillo in the Miami Vice television series. In 1989 he was nominated for the Oscar as best male leading actor in Stand and Deliver. In 1992 he made his debut as a director in American Me. He won the Golden Globe Award twice as best supporting actor in a series, mini-series or TV film, 1986 for Miami Vice and 1995 for The Burning Season. He won the American Latino Media Arts Award and the Lone Star Film & Television Award for his role in the film drama Selena. In 2016, he received the Mary Pickford Award for his life’s work as part of the Satellite Awards 2016.
Between 2003 and 2009 he played Commander/Admiral William “Bill” Adama in the science fiction series Battlestar Galactica. After that he was a guest in the series CSI: NY and in 2011 in The Green Hornet. Also in 2011, Olmos played Professor Gellar in the first nine episodes of the sixth season of Dexter. Olmos again plays the aged Gaff in the Sequel Blade Runner 2049. In the latest Disney-Pixar animation film Coco he voiced one of the characters.
Influenced by his youth in East Los Angeles, marked by poverty and violence, Edward James Olmos is massively involved as a UNICEF ambassador in youth work and the rights of children.
AtFedCon the sought-after actor will certainly be able to tell all kinds of interesting things about his career so far. And how about an autograph and/or an exclusive souvenir photo with the star? Tickets are available in theTicket-Shop.